Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:15 PM
Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:15 PM
You will need to open your case and look at a few things. If you are uncomfortable in doing that, then please take it to a shop, or find someone that can help.
Please turn off and remove all power from the computer. Unplug the power cable also.
Open the case and look/ clean all your fans. Pay particular attention to the fan and heat sink on the CPU.
Blow all the fans and heat sinks out with canned air.
make sure all the fans spin.
You can plug the computer in, leave the cover off, and turn the unit on to also verify the fans spin.
DO NOT REACH INTO THE CASE WITH THE COVER OFF.
Posted 06 September 2008 - 04:42 PM
Posted 06 September 2008 - 05:42 PM
Posted 06 September 2008 - 06:07 PM
Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:23 PM
Posted 07 September 2008 - 06:46 AM
Also as I said before I will not be able to do the canned air thing for another 3 and a half days. Thanks for your quick replies and help.
Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:12 AM
Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:27 AM
For example, I am also looking to upgrade.
Directron.com 1gb ddr 400 (crucial) is 34.99
at crucial.com it is 37.99
and at Tigerdirect it is 28.99 (after 8.00 rebate)
All the same.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:33 AM
Posted 15 September 2008 - 08:59 PM
Does this link take you to the support page for your computer? (Just for reference, if need be).
I personally have never used compressed air to clean a computer. I have seen it used (on a really dirty computer) and it just blew dust and muck everywhere, it was really disgusting and made me cough...
What I do is identify the key areas that need cleaning, where they are located, and the extent of cleaning needed. Then I will physically remove the part and clean it (if it's a fan), usually with a vacuum cleaner running so I can suck up the loose dust instead of breathing it in. A small, fine brush is what I use to loosen and "sweep" the dust into where the vacuum cleaner is.
Of course, I am very careful at all times about not touching anything other than that which I'm working on at the time. It can be very easy to bump a power cord or something, and then wonder why the computer doesn't start up when you're finished...
The main key areas I find are usually the same - these are the CPU heatsink/fan, case fans, the outside of the power supply, and the video card fan (if applicable).
If this does not fix your problem, then you may need to try reseating the CPU heatsink/fan. This will include removing the heatsink/fan from the case, cleaning the old thermal paste off the CPU and then from the heatsink/fan, then adding new thermal paste to the heatsink/fan and remounting it.
If you are comfortable with this, I could give you more detailed instructions. Let me know if this is the case.
In your next reply, would you kindly:
- Take a photo of the inside of your computer case and upload it
- Download Speedfan from my signature and report what temperatures you get (a screenshot may be handy)
- Report back how many fans you have in your case, where they are located, and in which direction they are blowing air
Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:47 AM
If you have filters on your fans clean them out regularly and if you don't have any they are worth considering.
Posted 16 September 2008 - 03:13 PM
Posted 16 September 2008 - 05:54 PM
If you have a digital camera that you can connect to your computer, then you are good to go.
If you can't do it, it doesn't really matter, I was just looking to identify key areas for you.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users